San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 Front Label
San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 Front LabelSan Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 Front Bottle Shot

San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

  • JS92
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750ML / 13% ABV
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750ML / 13% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby red color. Intense and persistent aromas with the typical notes of sweet violet and wild red berries. An austere, full-bodied wine, with succulent tannins and fresh acidity. Enriched with an aromatic complexity that originates from a delicate dosing of wood.

Pair with: grilled meats, roast pigeon, and rare carved beef.

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JS 92
James Suckling
A cool, sleek style of Il Grigio with mint, lavender and black-cherry aromas and flavors. Sweet tobacco as well. Full body with firm, fine tannins and a long, fresh finish. A wine with lovely texture and tension. Drink now.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
Ripe berry, grilled herb, scorched earth, underbrush and clove are some of the aromas you'll find on this elegant red. On the firm palate, notes of star anise, white pepper and orange zest add depth to the juicy black cherry core while polished tannins add structure and finesse. Drink through 2019.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Beginning to come together, this red exudes cherry, leather, iron and tea flavors, allied to a powerful structure. The finish tips toward the astringent side, but shows length and ample fruit for balance. Best from 2017 through 2024.
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Agricola San Felice is steeped in local lore and history. Named after a local early Christian Saint from the 18th century, the property was bought by the Grisaldi Del Taja family – the founding members of the Chianti Classico consortium. The family produced wine for several centuries until 1968 when the estate passed to Enzo Morganti. Prior to assuming control, Enzo Morganti spent two decades researching and experimenting with Sangiovese clones at Tenuta di Lilliano. At San Felice, he restructured and transformed this venerable estate, concentrating on high quality winemaking, systematic scientific research and thoughtful vineyard purchases, which included the Campogiovanni vineyard in Montalcino in 1984. Today the property includes a 1,853 acre resort, 445 acres of vineyards and a 44 acre parcel dedicated to experimental viticulture and genetic improvement of Sangiovese,

The San Felice vineyards are situated amongst the gently rolling hills of the Castelnuovo Berardenga area of Chianti Classico. The vines are planted in two different soil types: calcareous clay and a combination of sand and lime. The terroir of Campogiovanni, including its sandy, mineral-rich argillous soil, allows Sangiovese vines to grow slowly and steadily, therefore producing unusually complete and balanced grapes. In addition to indigenous varietals like Toscana's classic Sangiovese, San Felice has plantings of international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Like Enzo, winemaker Leonardo Bellacini has spent much of his career working with Sangiovese carries on the legacy of tradition and research and experimentation.

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